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The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters by [Henderson, Mark]
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Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its insights and evidence. In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society. A new movement is gathering. Let's turn it into a force our leaders cannot ignore.
This edition includes an appendix: 'A Geek Manifesto for America' by David Dobbs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1740 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; Reprint edition (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007T99H6S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,701 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading 17 March 2013
By Will - Published on Amazon.com
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The book makes a convincing argument for science-minded people to become active in politics and for society as a whole to incorporate the scientific process into their decision making. The book did not blow me away - I think because the argument could have been summed up in one chapter. Like any book which makes a straight-forward argument, it can be tough, at times, for it to keep your attention. I would argue that almost anyone that buys this book already agrees with the author's argument, but that the book is still helpful in articulating that argument as well as in identifying methods to put it to use.
Ultimately, I think the book is worth the read - if only to form a social contract to act on the argument put forth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 23 June 2013
By Antonio Soligo - Published on Amazon.com
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But nothing more than an average level of depth. Fun reading anymore. Geeks is someone who is always moving ahead.
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed listening to the audiobook and agreed with many of ... 31 August 2014
By Yuki Takano - Published on Amazon.com
"The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government" is an attempt to encourage the active participation of scientists and geeks in political life. Henderson primarily addresses the misuse of science for political reasons. Themes within the media, justice, education and health are given as examples to explain the lack of knowledge about the scientific method and science-based evidence, and the distortion that is often made in the name of a "higher polical cause."
Personally, I enjoyed listening to the audiobook and agreed with many of the ideas conveyed. However, I consider that it may be fairly uninteresting to anyone who is a layman in science reading. It is undoubtedly a book aimed at people who have knowledge about science.